Bienen Ensembles

University Chorale

Staggering, Elegant, Beautiful Things

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:30pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

A. J. Keller and Logan Henke, conductors; Charles Foster, piano

A cosmic exploration of the natural world, culminating in The Consolation of Apollo, Kile Smith’s extraordinary musical journey through the philosophical questions that emerged once human beings finally liberated themselves from Earth’s gravitational pull in 1968. The program also features works by Edie Hill, David Shapiro, and Eriks Ešenvalds.

Kerry Andrew, O lux beata Trinitas 
Johannes Brahms, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, Op. 29, No. 1 
Edie Hill, We Bloomed in Spring 
David Shapiro, “The Adoration—Staggering, Elegant, Beautiful Thing” from Sumptuous Planet (A Secular Mass) 
Ēriks Ešenvalds, Stars 
Kile Smith, The Consolation of Apollo 

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Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.